Theater: New Play in Manhatten, May 26, 1941

The Happy Days (by Claude-André Puget, produced by Raphael & Robert Hakim). This fragile study of French adolescence was popular in Paris before the city grew grey under Adolf Hitler. Adapter Zoë Akins has warily shifted the story to an island on the St. Lawrence River, but it seems to take place on a river, and in a time, of memory.

It tells how the calf loves of a group of youngsters are upset by the accidental visit of a magnetic aviator. His presence brings one maiden (Diana Barrymore) close to mature desire, sends...

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